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EnergySolutions is willing to limit foreign waste

EnergySolutions is willing to limit foreign waste

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- EnergySolutions Inc. is telling a congressional panel that it would voluntarily ask Utah regulators to limit the amount of foreign nuclear waste stored in the state.

The company's chief executive, Steve Creamer, made the comments Tuesday in Washington. He's testifying in front of a House subcommittee, which is holding a hearing on a bill to ban imports of foreign, low-level radioactive waste.

Several members of Congress are worried that the U.S. won't have enough space for domestic waste.

Creamer says he's willing to ask Utah to cap the amount of foreign waste at 5 percent of capacity at the EnergySolutions facility in the west desert. The company is applying for a federal license to import Italian waste.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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